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 (tûrp′sĭ-kə-rē′ən, tûrp′sĭ-kôr′ē-ən)
Of or relating to dancing.
A dancer.

[From Terpsichore.]
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(ˌtɜːpsɪkəˈrɪən; -ˈkɔːrɪən)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to dancing or the art of dancing
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a dancer
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(ˌtɜrp sɪ kəˈri ən, ˌtɜrp sɪˈkɔr i ən, -ˈkoʊr-)

1. pertaining to dancing.
2. a dancer.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terpsichorean - a performer who dances professionallyterpsichorean - a performer who dances professionally
ballet dancer - a trained dancer who is a member of a ballet company
ballet master - a man who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company
ballet mistress - a woman who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company
belly dancer, exotic belly dancer, exotic dancer - a woman who performs a solo belly dance
chorine, chorus girl, showgirl - a woman who dances in a chorus line
dance master, dancing-master - a professional teacher of dancing
hoofer, stepper - a professional dancer
kachina - a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit
nautch girl - a professional dancing girl in India
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
tap dancer, tapper - a dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoes
taxi dancer - a woman employed to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance
Adj.1.terpsichorean - of or relating to dancing; "her terpsichorean activities"
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A person who dances, especially professionally:
Slang: hoofer.
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adj (form, hum) skill etcim Tanzen; Terpsichorean artTanzkunst f
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References in classic literature ?
So, doing a tight-rope act on a wire stretched across Niagara was a safe terpsichorean performance compared with waltzing twice with Dempsey Donovan's paper-box girl.
This was such an entirely new view of the Terpsichorean art as socially practised, that Mrs Lammle looked at her young friend in some astonishment.
I was pleased to see the children, parents and the teachers incorporating special messages during the program, and showcasing their terpsichorean talents through folk dances like the Tinikling and Cariaosa, and Muslim dances such as the Kapa Malong.
It follows the terpsichorean and romantic adventures of island girl Jennifer (Nadine), a tourist guide from Bantayan in Cebu who catches the attention of Vincent (Sam) when videos of her while dancing on a boat catch fire and go viral.
But to the crowd in the provinces who have gathered in public plazas, cross-roads near public markets, and in covered basketball courts, the deformed terpsichorean show was good enough.
"The original double-height space of the rotunda will be reinstated and cupolas that once sat on the three-storey towers either side of the rotunda will be rebuilt, allowing the copper terpsichorean female figures - known as the 'dancing ladies' - to be returned to their original position on top of the cupolas."
Grand champion University of Mindanao proved that their terpsichorean skills are truly the best at the 1st Felcris Inter-School Street Dance Competition last December 8 at the Davao City Recreation Center.
A Facebook entry apparently furnishes followers with fuller and further facts concerning the development, doubtless in true terpsichorean tradition.
Am I alone in thinking that the television programme Strictly Come Dancing is nothing but a load of terpsichorean tat?
The unveiling of the competitors on this enduring terpsichorean series is national news, and while the show has earned a whopping 88 total nominations and 14 wins, it's never taken the reality competition series crown.
There is a strong terpsichorean element on the menu, including a session on Baroque Dance at Angel Place on April 16 (11am), and the Pride and Prejudice Ball at the Guildhall on May 14 (8pm).
Deliberate antiquarianism marks the various sections' names: "Intrada", "Sarabande," "Coranto," "Madrigal." Publisher Hubert Foss correctly praised "Summer's Last Will" for conveying Tudor life "in the reality of all its splendor and all its dirt." Indubitably Lambert--what with his wild terpsichorean enthusiasms, his extremes of pride and self-laceration, the ceremoniousness of his verbal thrusts--would have coped far better in 16th-century than in 20th-century England.